NANAIMO, B.C. – These days, Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), a worldwide pioneer in cannabis production, study, cultivation and distribution, announced the expansion of its worldwide senior leadership group with the appointment of Katy Dickson as President, Manitoba Harvest. Tilray acquired Manitoba Harvest, the world’s biggest hemp meals enterprise, in early 2019.
Dickson joins Tilray from worldwide toy and entertainment leader Mattel, exactly where she served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Brand GM and President of American Girl. At American Girl, Dickson led initiatives to additional create the premium brand and expand internationally. Prior to Mattel, Dickson worked for worldwide media and data leader NewsCorp, exactly where she served as EVP and Worldwide Chief Advertising Officer for the company’s News America Advertising (NAM) division. Prior to NewsCorp, Dickson spent close to 25 years with Common Mills, exactly where she held many senior advertising and brand management roles, like Vice President, GM of the Old El Paso and Betty Crocker Dinners corporations.
“We’re pleased to welcome Katy to our senior leadership group to create on the achievement of the Manitoba Harvest brand globally,” stated Brendan Kennedy, Tilray CEO. “Katy brings remarkable expertise connecting with worldwide shoppers in the CPG and functional meals categories. Her expertise will be important as we operate to acquire access to new markets about the globe and evolve our hemp meals offerings to cater to varying buyer requirements and preferences.”
Founded in 1998, Manitoba Harvest is the world’s biggest hemp meals manufacturer and a leader in the all-natural foods market. It produces, manufactures, markets and distributes a broad-primarily based portfolio of hemp-primarily based customer items. Manitoba Harvest’s items are sold globally across far more than 20 nations, like about 16,000 retail shops across the United States and Canada. Solutions in the Manitoba Harvest portfolio include things like: Hemp Hearts™, Hemp Oil™, Hemp Yeah! ™ granola, Hemp Yeah! ™ protein powder, Hemp Yeah! ™ wellness bars and Hemp Bliss™ milk. Manitoba Harvest also lately launched a CBD line containing Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts.
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